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i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. bottom of the hour now. welcome back, everyone. so glad you're with us on this saturday morning. i'm randi kaye. we're getting some shocking new information about the colorado theater shooting suspect james holmes. we've been hearing conflicting reports about a package that he allegedly sent to his psychiatrist before the shooting. cbs is reporting that package contained details about how he planned on killing people. now there's a legal battle over that package and whatever was inside it. jim spellman sounds the jail in aurora, kol california, for us this morning. good morning, jim. so what is this assertion of privilege that lawyers are
talking about? >> so what the defense is saying is that the writings in this book were sent from holmes to his psychiatrist, a woman named dr. lynn fenton and that those are doctor-patient communications and should be privileged. it's a little complicated in general about how that works because if potentially there was something in it that alluded to putting people in danger, then the doctor would have to write to -- would have the requirement to report that to police. but we don't know what's in it at this point. but what the defense is saying is that we're reading all these media leaks, despite our gag order, we want our hands on this evidence. the d.a.'s office is saying, look, these media reports are incorrect. we think they may have even completely made up sources and we haven't even looked in this booklet yet. we've sealed it until monday's hearing. it's getting complicated legal
rangelings here. now, about holmes seeing this psychiatrist, there's a lot we don't know about this. we don't know how long he may have been seeing her. we don't know why he was seeing her. but clearly, the defense thinks this is important, randi. >> certainly. and a lot of people would say if he did tell the psychiatrist anything, that she would have alerted the authorities if there was any talk of violence. we'll have to see where that goes, as well. will any of this be figured out on court on monday? that's when he's officially going to be charged, as well, right? >> yeah. originally all that was slated for monday was basically for the state to lay out what the charges were against him. we do, from the filings in the last few days have an indication of exactly what they're going to charge him. they say they plan on charging him with 12 accounts of first degree murder, many more charges of attempted murder and other charges. we've added these two other issues. one, the discovery motion on this notebook. the judge will hear them in a
hearing on that tomorrow, as well. and the media, including cnn, is petitioning the court to unseal a number of the documents that have been sealed in the case. so that will be heard by the judge, as well, on monday, ran did i. >> this is the beginning of a very long road. i have a feeling. jim spellman, thank you very much for that. taking you inside a city at war. >> they were hit from a military checkpoint. it looks like right about here. it still smells like rotting flesh right now. >> that is the scene from syria's biggest city. ivan watson is there, home to 2.5 million people. it is now a battleground. [ male announcer ] research suggests the health of our cells plays a key role throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪
in syria's largest city, aleppo. rebels are firing back at government forces there as the besiegeded city is seeing some of the heaviest violence yet. many residents have fled and much of aleppo looks like a ghost town of only fighters in the streets there. opposition activists say at least 53 people have been killed across syria today. let's get you right to cnn's mohammed ginjun. mohammed, is there a sense that the fate of aleppo hangs in the balance right now? >> absolutely, randi. the opposition activists that we've been speaking with today, very concerned about what's going on in aleppo. not only are we hearing about the most intense clashes that we've seen in aleppo since the clashes there started, but we're hearing that specific neighborhoods there have a real hold of that neighborhood. that regime forces are surrounding those neighborhoods,
that they're not allowed food or fuel supplies to get into those neighborhoods. we're hearing about shelling going on and we're hearing that large portions of the city of alep aleppo, we're hearing that large parts of that city are virtually a ghost town, that people have fled their homes, that there are people fleeing to the countryside because they are so worried about this battle that's looming, a battle that the regime there has called the mother of all battles. and so clashes intensifying today. more fighting between rebels and between the syrian regime and more people fleeing the area because they are so concerned about what might be coming next and because many of them feel that this onslaught is imminent. randi. >> and i'm just curious, as we look at this video that's taking place, do the rebels have any chance with military shelling aleppo practically nonstop? >> that's the concern.
the rebels have a resolve. they, about a week ago, stated unequivocally that they are going to take that city, that they are going to liberate aleppo, they are marching on it and they were going to arrest it away from the regime. but, you know, it's not -- they're not matched equally. the syrian regime has so much firepower and even though the rebels have -- they feel they have momentum at their back and they are better equipped, you know, than they were before, they don't have the types of arms that can match the onslaught that they would face. that's the concern. not only from the rebels, but from the syrians in that city and that's why so many of them are leaving right now. >> no hammed, thank you. chick-fa-let has a lot of fans. now why chicago is saying beat it.
42 minutes past the hour. welcome back. a controversy surrounding chick-fil-a is ruffling feather around the country. it all started with remarks made by the company's president and has sparked a political firestorm in chicago. >> the grand opening of a chick-fil-a in california was met with protests. gay rights supporters calling for boycotts after the president of the chicken right chain said he opposed same-sex marriage. >> that kind of rhetoric is very, very hurtful to our family. >> chicago is the latest city to
yank the welcome mat. >> chick-fil-a values are not chicago values. they're not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. >> mayor rahm emanuel echoed sentiments of city officials. the chain has become a lightning rod for controversy after its president made it clear he believes marriage should only be between a man and a woman. >> i think we're inviting god's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. >> chick-fil-a says the company has always applied biblically based principals and it is closed on sunday. it declined to comment on vows to block their restaurants saying in a statement the chick-fil-a tradition and service in our restaurant is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
but boston's mayor isn't sold, repeating his message to the chain to stay away. >> i don't want an individual who will continue to advocate against people's rights. that's who i am and that's what boston is all about. >> politicians blocked businesses because of the words of a company president. lawyers say they have no legal ground to stand on. one christian radio host calls it disturbing. >> it seems to me that these are -- these are bullying tactics. diversity is celebrated provided that you are toeing the light of the radical left. >> rick santorum and mike huckabee are calling for a chick-fil-a appreciation day next week. the on the other hand, some are organizing a petition to boycott chick-fil-a. and stick around. in about a half an hour, i'll be
talking to chicago city official joe moreno who says he'll do whatever it takes to stop a new store from opening in his town. during the olympics, people become patriotic. you can imagine how furious north korea was when the wrong flag was hoisted up during an olympian event. there's more to say about this flag mix up. good morning. but first, a sneak peek at what's coming up on the next list, tomorrow, 2:00 eastern. >> there's a huge push right now to start bringing some projects back to the u.s. and to start proving the fact that we can literally take ideas from anywhere in the world and create jobs here. it's about the fact that it just feels right. and it feeling right might be the fact that, you know, manufacturing is in my blood. it being right might be the fact that i've seen the way it's done
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mix it up, it it up, it had to be these two. what do you think. >> i want to congratulate whoever pulled this off and got away with it. if you're willing to risk nuclear retaliation, applaud you all the way. it could have been an honest mistake. north korea, the korea being run by the regime suppressing freedom called itself the democratic republic of korea and south korea refers to it as just the republic of korea. it is very confusing. i think if north korea wants to continue in the olympic games it should have to identify itself as the toe tamilitary regime of korea and i think it will solve a lot of problems. >> you think an honest mistake? should they have known better? . >> this has happened before. a lot of times the organizers -- >> yeah, but all of places. >> well, look, every time that it has happened before, the
offended party when they get the anthem wrong or raise the wrong flag, the team that gets all upset about it, they go out and win every single time. so i am thinking it was done on purpose and that in fact it was the north korean coach who arranged for this in order to ensure victory. >> to get them all fired up. >> yes. >> speaking of the olympics, i want to you check out this list with me. these are the things you can't bring to olympic venue yous, oversized hats, large golf-style umbrellas, excessive amounts of food, flags of countries not participating and objects or clothes with political statements. do you think that has it pretty well covered there? what do you think? >> what's left? you're ruining all the fun. the oversized hat, that rules out the queen of england right there. i think that makes the rest of the list null and void. >> only the queen can wear one. >> you're paying to be at the games and you're not allowed to
wave the flag of a country not in the games? how unfair. if i feel like waving the white flag of upgastan? >> what would you bring? you wouldn't bring any of that. >> in my team spirit thong waving any -- >> the flag from your high school or something? >> yeah. you know, they have all of these restrictions. you're not allowed to do ambush marketing, bring noise makers. i would personally bring a mouthful of ka zoos and have a day with it, you know? >> let's talk about other news from england because this is the topic this morning. a british hotel replacing bibles, i am sure you heard about this, in their rooms, replacing bibles in the rooms with the novel "50 shades of grey," we know the mommy porn. what do you make of this? >> okay.
have you read the book? it is about a guy named christian that takes advantage of a young innocent virgin and has her sign a contract to not totally submissive sex slave. it is very biblical. the books are practically indistinguishable. i don't see what it is about. a lot of s & m and frankly i tried getting through this book and you have to be a masokist in order to keep turning the pages >> but replacing the bible? that's something. >> as long as they don't start using "50 shades of grey" in actual churches during services i think we're okay. >> that would be a problem. bill, nice to see you as always on saturday. thank you. see you next week. >> thank you. bye-bye. >> a hot model and a hot car is not quite what you think. what's the message behind this ad? we'll tell you. neutrogena® wet . ordinary sunblock drips and whitens. neutrogena® wet skin cuts through water.
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♪ >> a summertime danger for dogs. we hear it so often, helpless little dog locked in a car with the windows rolled up and the temperatures way up. so how do you remind people that it is a stupid thing to do? well, try using a hot model. our jeanne moos has more. >> it is one thing to be hot on youtube for being cute while enjoying air conditioning. being hot while left in a parked car is anything but cool. instead of the usual warnings equating a hot car with a hot oven, peta opted for a hot model
panting and crawling around a locked car and the skull locks are a nice touch, trapped like a dog in a scorcher. she resorts to sticking her nose out the cracked window. >> how could an italian super model person ate a dog in heat without wearing a suit and fashion accessories. >> it came from a similar video by the german branch featuring a german personality and peta supporters aren't the only ones sweating up a storm to get out the message. >> i am your pet and now in the car. >> instead of banging on windows, north carolina vet dr. ernie ward spent 30 minutes with a thermometer in a car. >> 106 degrees. i want out of the car. >> by the time it hit 113. >> i am fully drenched now. i can do that. a dog can't.
>> the demo involved daunting a dalmation costume. >> how much is that doggy in the window? >> and an animal rescue group called red rover used a chocolate dog. makes you want to reach for the a.c. >> who needs to get hot and mothered just to measure the temperature? >> and illinois animal control officers stayed cool outside using a laser thermometer. a dog left in that kind of heat won't last for long. a passer by recorded this dog left behind with a window shut and when the owner returned -- >> only in there for a minute. >> i am sorry, you won't in there for a minute. i have you on video the whole time. >> a apologize. i didn't want to -- >> i need to apologize to the dog and not do it again. >> as for the steamy italian model she tweeted a photo of
herself taking a break on top of the car right where mitt romney's dog used to ride. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead here on cnn saturday morning. >> from world headquarters in atlanta this is cnn saturday morning. >> it is humiliating shambles, isn't it? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> an embarrassing scandal for the london games, how the firm tasked with protecting the olympics failed and what new dangers may be lurking. this morning we put olympic security in focus. later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. as chick-fil-a tries to spread its wings some cities want to clip them. we'll talk to one politician that says not in my town.
good morning, everyone. i am randi kaye. 8:00 on the east coast, 5 a.m. on the west. thanks for waking up with us. just hours after the opening ceremony a chinese woman has won the first gold medal in the london olympics. she competed in the 10 meter air rifle competition and to recap the highlights queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games with an epic journey through the u.k. history. danny boyle was the creative mind behind the $42 million show. what got everyone talking is this skit. >> boyle used his movie magic to show the queen parachuting into the stadium with actor daniel